FY2016-17 Budget Final

COMMUNITY PROFILE

DeSoto Economic Development Corporation

Updated July 2016

Location The City of DeSoto, TX, is located in the Central Time Zone in southern Dallas County. DeSoto is part of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, which consists of twelve counties and over 200 cities and towns, including Dallas and Fort Worth. The DFW Metroplex is home to over 7 million people and covers 9,249 square miles. Its economy is one of the healthiest in the country due to its central location, DFW International Airport and other transportation resources, 19 Fortune 500 company headquarters, and an extremely diversified economic base.

Access

Highways DeSoto is strategically positioned to all major highway and Interstate connections in the DFW Metroplex. East-West IH 20, located less than a mile north of DeSoto, provides direct access to Tyler and Shreveport, east of the Metroplex and Fort Worth to the west. IH 30, accessible via IH 20 & IH 635, provides direct access to Little Rock. North-South DeSoto offers 4 miles of frontage along the west side of Interstate 35E (NAFTA). IH 35E extends southward to Austin and San Antonio and northward to Oklahoma City and Kansas City. U.S. Highway 67 intersects DeSoto on the west at Wheatland Road and IH 35E to the north in Dallas. Air Service DFW International Airport Dallas/Fort Worth International is ranked as the ninth busiest airport in the world and serves more than 63 million passengers with nearly 1,900 flights per day. DFW provides nonstop service to 36 international and 133 domestic destinations. Flying times to any major North American city takes less than four hours. Dallas Love Field Dallas Love Field is served by three airlines (Southwest, American/American Eagle & Continental Express) offering passenger service to U.S. locations. Dallas Executive Airport Dallas Executive Airport is a public commercial airport serving local businesses. Facilities include a 6,451 ft. concrete/asphalt runway, fixed base operations and instrument landing system. DeSoto Heliport The DeSoto Heliport includes 35,000 SF of terminal/hangar space, accommodations for both large and small helicopters, Jet-A and 100LL available 24 hours at self-serve fuel island. DeSoto Heliport is 12 miles southeast of downtown Dallas and has easy access to all DFW business centers.

Travel Times All locations in DeSoto can be reached within 15 minutes. DeSoto is also easily accessible from all parts of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex via nearby major highways. Destination Miles Travel Time DFW International Airport 31 miles 35 minutes Dallas Love Field Airport 18 miles 22 minutes Dallas Executive Airport 5 miles 8 minutes Downtown Dallas 12 miles 15 minutes Downtown Fort Worth 32 miles 35 minutes

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